Faculty and Staff Postings

Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy

Review of applications begins November 30, 2019

UBC Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy. Applications in all relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will create an independent research program which complements the existing strengths of the department, such as in astronomy, cosmology, biophysics, AMO, medical physics, gravity, string, and quantum information theory, condensed matter theory, particle physics, and nuclear physics. More details of our research program can be found on the department website. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent, demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record, and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students.

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Assistant Professor position in Experimental Solid State Physics

Review of applications begins November 30, 2019

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental solid state physics and applications. We encourage applications from candidates across a broad range of backgrounds in the sciences and applied sciences. The successful candidate will join UBC's Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and create an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the institute by enhancing the translation of research results to applications. SBQMI has strong experimental and theoretical groups working on diverse materials, and is committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.

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Post-doctoral Fellow in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry

Review of applications begins October 25, 2019

A position is available for highly motivated and skilled Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) to take a leading role in a project on the chemo-enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives for therapeutic applications. The position will be held within the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) and Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Prof. Harry Brumer. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or a closely related discipline. Correspondingly, excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in organic synthesis are required. Candidates with demonstrable experience in pharmaceutical development will be strongly favored. Experience with carbohydrates and carbohydrate-active enzymes is highly advantageous. 

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Assistant Professor in Earth Data Science

Review of applications begins November 18, 2019

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Earth Data Science. We seek applicants whose research addresses fundamental or applied questions in one or more of the Earth, ocean, or atmospheric sciences, using novel data-driven computational techniques such as machine learning and inversion methods to advance knowledge of the Earth system and/or solve geoscience problems of societal relevance. The ideal candidate is methods-oriented, has a track record of collaborative, cross-disciplinary work, and holds a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.

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Assistant Professor in Environmental Geochemistry of the Anthropocene

Review of applications begins October 15, 2019

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Geochemistry of the Anthropocene. We seek an innovative researcher investigating geochemical processes in human impacted and/or managed environments, working to understand the response of natural geochemical cycles to anthropogenic influences. Candidates should hold a PhD in a related field, and be interested in addressing fundamental geochemical research questions relevant to environmental problems. All aspects of anthropocene geochemistry are of interest: the distribution and pathways of metals in the environment, transport and accumulation mechanisms of pollutants, geochemical 'fingerprinting' of natural and anthropogenic pollutant levels, sources and sinks, and geochemical processes essential to ecosystem services.

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Assistant Professors in Statistics, Tenure-track

Review of applications begins on October 18, 2019

The Department of Statistics at UBC Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research. Each successful candidate should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and will be expected to develop an independent research program in an area that complements existing Department expertise and aligns with opportunities at UBC. The successful candidates will also be expected to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Statistics courses and supervise Statistics M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

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Assistant or Associate Professors in Biotechnology

Review of applications begins on October 15, 2019

The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at UBC Vancouver invites applications for two faculty positions in the broad area of biotechnology. The anticipated rank is assistant professor, but an appointment as associate professor could be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an independent research program of international caliber. Areas of strategic interests include, but are not limited to: systems or synthetic biology, metabolomics, bioengineering, targeted delivery systems, systems immunology, plant or ecosystem biotechnology, chemical and biological engineering, and regenerative medicine. The candidate will be expected to contribute to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in appropriate partner departments, effectively supervise graduate students, provide service within the MSL and the university, and integrate their expertise with innovative researchers at UBC.

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Assistant Professors in Biological Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Machine Learning

Review of applications begins on October 15, 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia Vancouver seeks outstanding new investigators for three full time tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of assistant professor. With more than 60 faculty, 240 graduate students and 60 dedicated staff, UBC Chemistry boasts outstanding research infrastructure, well-equipped shops and services, and an unparalleled location on Canada’s beautiful west coast. We’re seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated success in their field for three positions: biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry and machine learning in chemistry. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

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Research Associate, Bioproducts

Applications will be reviewed after October 15, 2019

The laboratory of Dr. Joerg Bohlmann at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a Research Associate to fill a position starting in the fall of 2019. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2019. The Bohlmann lab is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Botany and Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. The lab is located in a well-equipped research facility that provides a stimulating international and multidisciplinary research environment.

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More about UBC Science

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person.

Staff Postings

UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.

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